Wool on Sundays – 80 (a quarter done)


Welcome to Wool on Sundays 80 and thank you for visiting. Who would have thought that Wool on Sundays would turn into an octogenarian!

I wish I had something new and exciting to show you but I find, with yarn makes, WIPs grow so slowly that it can make for a rather boring blog with the same project turning up week after week. At the beginning of July, when I embarked on my attempt to make a bed-sized blanket, inspired by a beautiful creation at The Coco Rose Diaries, I did warn “It may take some time” and I was aiming for the Winter. But, of course, I was really hoping it would be finished in no time! Now after two months I have finished a quarter…

I have been SO tempted to turn this into throw (for which I have no use) and start something new but, really, a bed-sized blanket will be much more useful so I’m resisting the urge to get it finished up quickly. Apart from a couple of mistakes I have a ten by ten block piece without repeats of the outside round colour so I think I can more or less duplicate this with changes to some of the inner colours and replacements of colour combos I’m not keen on.

Hopefully, this will speed things up as deciding on a block’s placement sometimes takes longer than crocheting one!

I’m running out of some of the colours (yellow and the pinks so far) but I’m resisting ordering more for the moment because there is a lot can do with the yarns I have left and I’m thinking that by pinning new centres onto the finished quarter (a) I can keep going for a while in the hope of a sale and (b) I can be more sure of how much new yarn I actually need before before making an order. Otherwise I’ll end up with a random selection of colours left over and be back to square one :)

In the meantime, does anyone feel like Christmas is creeping up on us? The very thought makes me want to get back to some scandinavian two colour sock knitting or a crochet garland or perhaps some tree decorations, maybe stockings…so many possible makes and so little time…

On a less alarming note, between freezing batches of beans…

I think this sunflower towering above the beans may be my tallest ever!

…we’ve been sawing logs so I can look forward to knitting in front of the fire later in the year :)

If you have any wool or yarn projects, I’d love you to link up with WOOL ON SUNDAYS.

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Janine @ Rainbow Hare


8 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 80 (a quarter done)

  1. Summer

    love your crochet, my, that's one big blanket you're making! I'm only making a throw so it wont take so long. you could make some christmas goodies for a break, then come back to your beautiful blanket.


  2. Kim

    No, no, no……not a throw but these lovely granny squares need to be a bed-sized blanket. Nothing less for your gorgeous squares. There you go again, reminding me of Christmas……I suppose it will come again sometime in the not too distant future. Happy wood chopping!!


  3. Soma @ whimsandfancies.com

    I am still working on my hexie queen size quilt. It's a long term project. I work on it one flower at a time and one day I will sew on the last flower. Hang in there! Your blanket is looking really beautiful and you will also add that last flower one day :)



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